Joint-Stock Company Unichel Shoe Company intends to allocate more than 200 million rubles for the purchase of new equipment, Kommersant writes. The current equipment at the Unichel plant has worked for almost 25 years and needs to be updated.
For three factories of the enterprise of Chelyabinsk, Orenburg and Zlatoust, nine sets of protracted equipment have already been purchased, which, according to Unichel representatives, will significantly increase productivity and diversify the model range. The company acquires part of the equipment under leasing as part of the state subsidy program, under which 25% of the amount will be reimbursed by the federal budget.
In addition, the company intends to acquire a new cutting complex of the Italian brand Talamonti worth 9 million rubles. It is designed for cutting shoe parts made of cardboard and thermoplastic materials (insoles, semi-insoles, backs and toes).
“A similar unit has already been operated at the factory for more than three years, at one time it allowed to completely automate the process and abandon manual operations,” the company’s press service explains. The company also concluded contracts for the supply of two automatic complexes for cutting shoe upper parts with a total value of 15 million rubles. These complexes will be installed in the second quarter of 2017. For the Chelyabinsk and Orenburg factories, three molding units are purchased for the production of soles from thermoplastic elastomer and polyurethane.
Contracts with suppliers have already been signed, the commissioning phase has begun at the factories, which will be carried out by specialists from Italy. The new equipment will increase production by 5% (currently the company produces 3 million pairs of shoes per year).